What are the steps in the strategic management process?

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SMP, which stands for Strategic Management Process is an intervention aimed to implement a plan of action. Each step of the process interacts with the other and, all together, they work as a jigsaw; this means that, altogether, the steps are dependant on each other.

The first step is to gather all the information regarding the organization in question: what makes it work, what affects its productivity, who are the individuals that work in there, its location, etc; it is basically a collection of all the internal and external variables that cause any effect on the organization. Since this is a basic scanning of the environment of the organization, the name of this first step is Environmental Scanning.

The second step is...

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